Seven Sisters residential development receives unanimous approval
David Wilson Homes, the developer behind the proposed residential development at Seven Sisters in Cambusbarron, has secured a unanimous approval following a meeting of Stirling Council’s Planning and Regulation Panel.
The development which is poised to deliver 194 homes will also see the delivery of 48 on-site affordable homes which will be managed by Forth Housing Association as social rent properties
Not only will the development deliver much needed housing, but it will also deliver a significant boost via the delivery of new capital and inward investment to the local area.
The first homes on the site are due for completion in late 2022. Homes on offer will include a varied mix of two, three and four-bedroom terraced, detached and bungalow house types.
Central to the revised design is enhanced open green space and improved connectivity to Cambusbarron and areas surrounding the site. The proposals are underpinned by a strong commitment to biodiversity and net zero enhancements.
Prior to the development being approved it received twenty letters of support from local businesses and residents who were in favour of the application including the Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Lynn Blaikie, president of Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce, said: “Recognising the significant positive contribution that this development will bring in terms of social and economic benefits to the local and wider Stirling economy, I wish to offer my full support for the proposed residential development by David Wilson Homes at Seven sisters, Cambusbarron on behalf of the Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce.
“As a chamber of commerce, we fully support planning applications that will complement the strategic priorities of the Forth Valley Chamber of commerce and we believe this to be the case with this application.”
David Scott, managing director, David Wilson Homes, said: “Last week’s unanimous decision by Stirling Council’s Planning and Regulation Panel goes to show that Stirling Council is open for business and made the right decision. We are delighted to be in a position to commence development on much needed new housing in this desirable and well-connected location.
“Following the previous application and appeal refusal we undertook an extensive stakeholder engagement campaign over the last twelve months and worked hard with local ward councillors and Cambusbarron Community Council. This resulted in significant improvements to the proposals and a substantial reduction in the proposed housing density.
“This extensive engagement and our enhanced local knowledge were reflected in our final revised design proposals which were submitted to Stirling Council. The amended plans will result in a development that everyone can be proud of and will create a lasting build legacy that will enable families to prosper, communities to thrive and will have a positive impact on the local and wider Stirling economy.”